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Concord Celebrates Platinum in Style


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The Deputy Provincial Grand Master, Stephen Walker and his wife Helen were invited to attend an open evening at the Lodge of Concord who meet at Queen Street in Sunderland.

Whilst Stephen joined the members of Concord to conduct business in the lodge room, Helen remained with the rest of the invited wives, families and guests in the dining room for teas and coffees.

After being warmly welcomed into the lodge by the Master Michael Scouler, Stephen conducted the main reason of his visit, to congratulate Concord on achieving their Platinum award for the 2021 Festival. On the second rising Stephen rose to say a few words before presenting the lodge Charity Steward, David Dorward, with his Platinum pin.

After closing the lodge, all the guests and members were reunited for Burns supper evening at the festive board. Conducting the entertainment for the night was Kevin Riley, and Pipe Major Paul Hamilton from the Houghton Pipe Band. After their ‘Haggis, Neaps and Tatties’, Stephen Walker rose to perform the pleasing duty of presenting the members of Concord with their Platinum certificate and the special Provincial Grand Masters award. Stephen then took the opportunity to educate the families and guests of the importance of the Festival and how a wide range of help and support is available for Freemasons, their wives, partners, widows, children and grandchildren, from the Masonic Charitable Foundation. The master, Michael Scouler, reciprocated after Stephens’s presentation by presenting Helen Walker with a beautiful bouquet of flowers.

The guests were then treated to a fantastic display of ‘pipes’ from the full troop of the Houghton Pipe Band. To close the festivities, David Dorward presented Kevin Riley with a donation of £533 from the Lodge of Concord.

This evening had certainly been a great way to celebrate your Platinum status whilst educating non-Masonic guests of the benefits from the Masonic Charitable Foundation. The ‘icing on the cake’ though was by the end of the evening, the lodge had at least two applications for new members. Well done Lodge of Concord.

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